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PERSONNEL

Applications, Testing and Employment

The Department of Personnel handles inquiries pertaining to applications or job requirements for the Secretary of State's office. A completed application is required when taking written or typing examinations at the Springfield or Chicago test centers. A separate application for each title is required for training and experience examinations. Mail applications for training and experience examinations to one of the addresses below. Test centers are at the following locations.

Springfield office:

Office of the Secretary of State
Department of Personnel
Michael J. Howlett Building
501 S. Second St., Rm. 196
Springfield, Illinois 62756
217-782-4783

Chicago offfice:

Office of the Secretary of State
Department of Personnel
17 N. State Street, Ste. 1300
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312-793-5515

For location and time of open examinations, or to have an application mailed to you, please call the Department of Personnel in Springfield at 217-782-4783 or Chicago at 312-793-5515. Applicants wishing to be counseled concerning examinations or recommended titles, may contact our Job Counselor at the Springfield or Chicago Offices.

Based on the operating needs of the Office of the Secretary of State, job opportunities for individual titles may vary considerably. Examinations are held for the purpose of establishing open competitive eligible listings from which appointments to merit positions may be made in accordance with the needs of the office.

The forms below have information needed to apply for a position with the Secretary of State's office. For assistance, please contact the Department of Personnel at 217-782-4783, 312-793-5515, or 888-261-5112 (TTY).

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